As a Seattle Home Inspector, I am committed to bringing all my years of experience, as well as my continuing education regarding home construction practices, to bear, in assisting the Home Buyer/Seller with their Home purchase/sale.
Inspecting NW Homes
It is my intention that the Home Buyer/Seller have an accurate, “snap-shot” of the major components of the Home, thus assisting them in making an informed decision. While based in Seattle/Shoreline WA, I inspect homes all over Western Washington State, including King County, Snohomish County and sometimes even Pierce County. Some of the cities I commonly get to are Everett, Lynnwood, Bothel, Kenmore, Kent, SeaTac, Bellevue, Kirkland—-and many others. Some buyers have referred to my inspection reports as “beginning” owner’s manuals for their home.
Business & Inspection Experience
I have been designing and building residential structures for over 35 years.
Inspecting NW Homes
Previous to becoming a Home Inspector in 2004, I was a “hands-on” general contractor and I was actively involved in all aspects of residential construction. As a designer and a builder, I had to keep up-to-date in all the trades involved in this work: foundations, framing, electrical, plumbing, insulation, drywall, siding, roofing etc. My specialties have been kitchen design, second story additions, whole house remodels, and new passive solar houses—-including composting toilets and wood foundations.
I currently sit on the Home Inspector Licensing Advisory Board of the State of Washington.
I am also on the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) technical review committee at the National level and served as chair of the committee for 2016.
I am a Graduate of Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, Wa., Residential Home Inspection Course (160 hours), and I am currently an instructor with this program. This course is approved by the State of Washington for Home Inspector Education as preparation for new inspector licensing.
I am a Member of ASHI, (American Society of Home Inspectors), Member #246514.
I am a Licensed Washington State Home Inspector, #220
I am a Licensed Structural Pest Inspector, WSDA #67488
My name is Blake T. Spann I am the owner of INSPEKT and licensed Home Inspector in the state of Indiana. Many home inspectors often state their experience in this trade by years. You will often see inspectors who have been in construction for 20+ years or have been a home inspector for 10+ years. While all of this is very good experience, I like to state my experienced not necessarily on years of experience, but how many home inspections I have performed. Since 2008 I have completed 3000+ home inspections. These homes included everything from small Condo’s to $30 Million dollar beach front estates in southwest Florida. No matter what the value of the home is however, I treat all inspections the same. My goal is to educate you on your home’s condition so you can make a confident decision about your purchase.
INSPEKT COLUMBUS INDIANA
AHIT Graduate (American Home Inspector Training Institute)
InterNACHI Certified (NACHI11080105)
NRPP Certified (National Radon Proficiency Program 107588RT)
IAC2 Certified (International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants)
I will put my experience and training to work when you hire INSPEKT for your home inspection and/or environmental testing in Greenwood, Columbus, Indianapolis, Bloomington, Whiteland or Franklin. I am so confident that you will be satisfied with my work that I offer a 200% guarantee, which means I will not only refund your money but also pay for another home
The team at Allegiance Home Inspection makes it their goal to serve each client with integrity and thoughtfulness. We treat you like family. Our inspectors are trained to have a charge-neutral approach when discussing findings with clients: not making small things scary and intimidating but also, not neglecting the important things.
Throughout the years, we have grown a passion for quality building practices as well as ensuring that our clients walk away with a valuable newfound knowledge of the details of their homes. We make it our goal to serve you well and to know that we have helped you make an informed decision while purchasing or selling a home.
All Allegiance inspectors are licensed with the State of Washington as Home Inspectors as well as a Structural Pest Inspectors among a variety of other home inspection certifications and qualifications.
Thank you for considering us at Allegiance Home Inspection to be your front line in protecting your family’s biggest investment
Reuben is a second-generation home inspector with a passion for his work. He grew up remodeling homes and learning about carpentry since he was old enough to hold a hammer. Reuben has worked for Structure Tech since it was purchased in 1997 and is now the owner and President of the company.
Reuben grew up thinking he was going to be a school teacher because he enjoyed teaching others so much. In a sense, that’s a lot of what home inspections are about, so Reuben truly does what he loves. Reuben teaches continuing education classes to real estate agents throughout the Twin Cities, and rarely does home inspections alone anymore; almost every home inspection is conducted with an apprentice home inspector by his side.
Reuben has an A.A. degree in liberal arts and has attended most of the Building Inspection Technology classes at North Hennepin Community College.
Reuben and his wife are the proud parents of two young children, Cy Alexander and Lucy Nicole. With two young children, Reuben doesn’t have much free time but he still tries to play disc golf as often as possible during the summer.
Bridge Home Inspection, LLC serves all of Northeast Georgia. Please see a complete list of counties covered below.
Meet your Certified Professional Inspector: Megan Wilson owns and operates Bridge Home Inspection, LLC; clients always know they receive the highest level of service by an actual CPI, rather than a “hired hand.” After painting houses as means to pay for her college education over 15 years ago, Megan became fascinated with the building industry. She began a career in Real Estate Appraisals and participated in over 1,000 home inspections with TWG Appraisals. Meeting home inspectors along the way, an interest in learning more about the structural integrity of the home arose. In her own words, “In the Appraisal Industry, we observe and report the market value of home. With Home Inspection, we observe and report the structural integrity of the home, which is never compromised by the market. I love that aspect because each home has a story to tell and I get to unfold the mystery.”
Megan is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and The Successful Home Inspector.
For more than two years, Huntress worked nights and weekends to research and develop his business and product. After raising a small amount of funding through friends and family, Huntress was able to dig in full-time this year and formally launch HomeBinder, “a homeowner’s best friend.”
In the simplest terms, HomeBinder is an electronic records management system for all things relevant to your home. And it goes much deeper than one would think. From contractors (plumbers, electricians, roofers) to appliance purchase and warranty documents, to paint colors – anything relevant to your home, HomeBinder stores.
“Homebuyers today get the keys to the front door, but they simply don’t know how to drive the shiny new object they got.” Huntress said. “It’s almost strange that for the single largest asset for people there isn’t an established records management system to help them with the process.”
Before HomeBinder Huntress, a Massachusetts native and graduate of Boston College, spent the bulk of his career in environmental sciences. In 2001 he co-founded PARCEL, a property due diligence reporting company, which gave him great insight into real estate and property management. PARCEL was acquired by Environmental Data Resources in 2007 and Huntress remained with the new parent company in several roles, most recently EVP Business Development, before leaving to start HomeBinder.
As with many startups, an idea is born from a personal experience. No different here.
“When we moved into my current home, the previous owners left us a stack of information. It was so helpful and got me thinking, ‘this should be the norm.’”
The experience wouldn’t leave Huntress’ mind and couple that with his commercial real estate background, it was only a matter of time before his next venture was born.
Now, Huntress, who is actively fundraising in order to add to his team of 3 full-timers (8 total), increase marketing efforts and continue improving his product, has entered into a market that is seeing more competition. That market, Huntress tells me consists of 114 million housing units in the U.S. with 5 million transactions per year.
HomeBinder focuses on home transactions. It does work directly with homeowners, but its main business is partnering with brokers, who often use HomeBinder as a closing gift. Although a marketing product, it is strategically priced at a one-time $24 fee (for brokers). This puts it under the IRS-levied gift threshold and such that the agent can still leave a bottle of wine on the counter. A HOMEOWNERS BEST FRIEND
HomeBinder is a full service home management system that focuses on home sales. Sellers can convey the value of their home in HomeBinder reports and buyers can get valuable details to help them manage their new home. As Huntress puts it,
“HomeBinder creates continuity in home management and leads to better experiences in home ownership.”
The product helps homeowners store all their home, property, project, and contractor information in one place. HomeBinder will provide reminders for maintenance items, offer up information on appliance recalls and enhance the process of selling a home when the time comes.
“With information in electronic format we can perform automatic recall checks on appliances, allow for capital expenditure summarization at the point of sale, or perform home inventory in the case of fire or theft.”
Depending on the scenario, the broker or homeowner is responsible for initial information gathering. Some data is automatically pulled into the binder through public records and MLS type data, but agents and homeowners are responsible for more granular information such maintenance scheduling (chimney, septic tank, etc.), appliance details, contractor records, etc.
Of course, HomeBinder makes this process simple. The product is built such that users can easily select and input information. It leads the homeowner in the right direction, ensuring all pertinent details are logged. “It’s a nudge strategy,” Huntress explained.
To date, more than 200 agents have generated roughly 2,000 binders.
“We realized we could offer tremendous value to agents. HomeBinder provides regular reminders to the owner, which serves as a drip campaign of sorts for the agents. Agents struggle with staying in touch and top of mind with clients and Homebinder, on top of providing an amazing and valuable gift, also offers added value from a business perspective as they work in a referral based industry.”
With roughly 5 million home transactions each year here in the U.S. there’s certainly room to make money. More importantly, there is clearly a pain point being solved with HomeBinder. Admittedly, though, Huntress realizes the need for some market education before home management software becomes a ‘need-to-have’ rather the a ‘nice-to-have.’ “We’re tremendously excited about the opportunity to be one of the companies leading the charge to figure this out,” Huntress said.
When I purchased my first home in 1984 I didn’t know anything about houses or how they worked. I was so excited I couldn’t believe it. My wife and I actually owned a home! And what a home it was. I began to realize over time that not all was well with our home. Every single time we started even the simplest of repairs, it turned into a major construction project costing more than we could have ever imagined. Not knowing what to look out for, or knowing the warning signs cost us plenty. After fixing that home up we were able to build our own home. This time I made sure that it was done right.
For 18 years working in the Civil Engineering and Surveying fields and12 years as a Licensed Builder, I have been able to help hundreds of home buyers, owners and developers with their needs.
My mission is to help homebuyers and sellers better understand their homes, plan for their future and enjoy their new homes.
I am the owner and you deal directly with me. If you have any questions regarding your inspection you have direct access to me, anytime. Knowing about the home you are buying is paramount when planning your future.
My job is to report what I find… Period…
I only work for you.The purchase of your new home is a serious and important decision. It can also be very emotional. The home inspection you are considering is the best way to have an impartial third party look at your new home.
Chris and Mary started A-Action in 2012. Chris is a Licensed Professional Real Estate Inspector and a Licensed Technician in Pest & Wood Destroying Insect Treatment and Inspections. He graduated from the Real Estate Training System (RETS) in 2012. Prior to that Chris spent 5 years in the United States Marine Corps. Mary holds an MBA in Management from the University of Houston-Victoria, an MA from the Johns Hopkins University, and a BA from the George Washington University. Prior to A-Action Mary spent 8 years in the non-profit world as a Museum Educator.